Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tun Mahathir has send shockwaves in Najib's administration by saying Sultan which in this case Sultan of Perak has NO POWER as declared in the federal constitution to remove Menteri Besar or head of state in this case Datuk Seri Nizar. He stated further that only the elected head of state can be removed by a vote of no confidence in the state assembly.
However,Well in this case Mahathir was quick to add that the situation in Perak was different.
While he did not explain how it was different, the former premier could be alluding to the on-going court case to determine the legitimate menteri besar in Perak.
The state has been undergoing a political turmoil ever since the Perak sultan urged the Pakatan Rakyat Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin to resign in February following the coalition's deficit in numbers in the assembly as a result of three defections.
The sultan had then appointed Barisan Nasional's Zambry Abd Kadir as the new menteri besar - a move which resulted in a political and administrative chaos in the state.
A state assembly sitting is to take place tomorrow where Zambry is expected to consolidate his position as the menteri besar.
However Pakatan-elected representatives are also equally adamant in not giving up power.
Constitution is 'clear' on the matter
Mahathir also refused to comment on his thoughts if Zambry's appointment was legitimate.
"I said the case of Perak crisis is something else, something that is being decided by the court... [but] under the constitution and as far as I know, the federal constitution states very clearly that a monarch cannot remove a prime minister.
"He can refuse to appoint a prime minister, but once appointed you cannot remove him until there's a vote of no confidence made against him," he said after delivering a keynote address on the separations of powers in Putrajaya today.
When asked again if this principle applied in the case of Perak, he said: "I should think that it applies to the state but if Perak is different, then I stand corrected."
Nizar has filed a suit against Zambry on the question of legitimacy and the matter is being heard at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
some time after new Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak coined One Malaysia slogan, the mainstream media were saturated with comments and letters about this seemingly very attractive concept. You could say that most received the idea with “positive optimism”.
This is actually most characteristic of many Malaysians. They tend to interpret history and their destiny in terms of personalities, instead of the historical forces at work over and above these individuals. They also tend to be mesmerised by authoritative figures. When a new PM arrives and makes the right noises, hope burns eternal in their hearts that this new man will bring good tidings.
They have been so downtrodden under the old regime that anybody new in the country’s top job will rekindle their hope. This false hope has been used to keep BN in power time and again.
Malaysians.We have to be extremely patient with our country and people
Labels: malaysia life
Monday, April 20, 2009
He was one hasd been accused of treading close to the peripheries of blasphemy,
but one revered scholar regarded him as a ‘candle flickering in the distance’ ushering the coming of a glorious Islamic civilization.
Bouquets ,Police reports and brickbats aside, Nga Kor Ming has refused to be cowed.
Last night, the Perak DAP secretary and Taiping parliamentarian once again recited Quranic verses at the headquarters of the Islamic party PAS in Kuala Lumpur. And he drew rapturous applause.
- TVPAS Mursyidul Am PAS, Dato' Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat with Setiausaha DAP Perak that is also member of Parliment Taiping, Nga Kor Meng having a face to face meeting at Markaz Tarbiyyah PAS Taman Melewar, 19 April.
this shows that pakatan rakyat leaders have the courage to acknowledge the great islamic civilization
so this is trully a great moment i think..do you?